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The Bobber

Picture of Simon White
by Brother Simon White
Hiram's Ashlars
Western Cape, South Africa.

I was in the market for a bike again, I have been riding on and 
off since 14, I  had been trawling the online sales and visiting 
bike shops in and around Cape Town. I had concluded a 
deal on a Dyna-Glide up in JHB but that had fell through 
due to paperwork issues, it was a grey import without all 
the proper documentation.
 
I popped in and Old Mill & Custom to see Simon and saw 
the bike on his workshop floor, I contacted the seller and 
rode it home.
 
I was expecting to buy the bike, fit a new front tyre and then 
ride it for a year or so until I found a suitable replacement. 
But it rode so well I made a few changes and decided to 
keep it.

I really like the look of the "bobbed" bikes made from old 
military or police bike with all the excess removed. The basic 
shape of the bike is as I got it.
 
I started my plan by calling in a favor from a friend at Harley 
Davidson in Tyger Valley, he lent me a few styles of handlebars 
from ape-hangers to wide cow horn then a MX style bar 
but I settled on a straight or "drag" bar that had the best 
feel. A pair of spark plug sockets came with the bike as a 
set of handlebar raisers but I needed a few more inches to 
clear the tank on full turn/lock.
 
Andre @Thurxsteen Works (check spelling) in Woodstock 
stepped in for me and machined a 2 inch extension to go 
with the sockets making it a perfect ride height. Andre also 
painted the bike tins for me in a "broken white" covering up 
the tired mat-black that was cool 5 years ago. 

The rims (red) and the spokes (black) were powder coated 
as we're most of the chrome or aluminum pieces on the 
engine. A K&N air filter was fitted and a custom cover was 
made to fit.
The bazooka that masquerades as the std exhaust was 
removed the headers kept and wrapped. Machine gun tips 
were made and this gave the bike that awesome V-twin roar. 
I felt a little like Moses parting the Red sea as I rode in traffic 
with the cars parting magically before me, you could really 
hear it coming! The neighbors on the other hand were not so 
forgiving so a small baffle was machined that brings that 
roar back under control.
 
The last thing was to remove the stop light and number 
plate from the "snugged" rear fender which cleaned up the 
profile. The brake light was incorporated in ~the the rear 
indicators and the number plate side mounted on the rear 
axel.
Rev.Simon
The Holy Roller
 
Hiram's Ashlars
Western Cape, South Africa.
 
Sharman Crawford. 608 IC
 
Simon White
Wildfire tattoos
Canal Walk
+27 (0)21 5515722
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